Many Hollywood actresses have sprawling closets with piles and piles of fabulous footwear—but Bling Ring star Emma Watson goes against the grain with only eight, count 'em, eight pairs to her name.
The actress, who covers the August issue of Teen Vogue, reveals in a recent Radio Times interview that her shoe closet is not the colossal Louboutin kingdom that exists in Paris Hilton's home (and she would know—certain scenes for The Bling Ring were filmed in Hilton's closet).
"I've got about eight pairs of shoes and that's it," she admitted.
This revelation is in stark contrast to the character Watson plays in the film, based on former Pretty Wild star Alexis Neiers—who recently gave E! an update on her life as a new mom and recovered addict. Her performance as a Valley girl in trouble has earned rave reviews, including from Rolling Stone's Peter Travers who called her acting "sensational."
"I think she watched a lot of Kardashians to get a Calabasas accent," Bling Ring director Sofia Coppola said of Emma's portrayal. "And she watched Pretty Wild and she immersed herself into all of that."
Entertainment Weekly's Owen Gleiberman also gave Watson's new film a positive assessment, remarking that "In the end, of course, the members of the Bling Ring did get caught. Which finally made them, too, into 'celebrities.' The movie is a comic ode to how cheap our 15 minutes of fame has become."
In the Radio Times interview, Watson echoes these sentiments when commenting on the material nature of stardom: "There's a whole new definition to celebrity now. And I think that's why you see a lot of actors blanching at being associated with that word ‘celebrity' because it's become something that isn't really associated with having a craft… But it's easy for me to sound like a total hypocrite because, of course, I'm dressed in designer clothes right now."
We have to admire Emma for being honest and for being so thrifty with footwear although—knowing how stylish Ms. Watson is—we'd bet the pairs she does own are fab!
What do you think of Emma's shoe closet confession?